Monday, February 4, 2013

Tendulkar takes over Mumbai Indians captaincy


IPL 2013 news

Tendulkar takes over Mumbai Indians captaincy

Harbhajan Singh and Sachin Tendulkar have a discussion, Mumbai Indians v Deccan Chargers, IPL, Mumbai, April 29, 2012
The Mumbai Indians captaincy passes between Harbhajan Singh and Sachin Tendulkar once again

Sachin Tendulkar will return as the Mumbai Indians captain for the sixth edition of the IPL, which will commence on April 3. Tendulkar, who will turn 40 during the course of IPL 6, had given up the Mumbai franchise's captaincy after IPL 2011 and his India team-mate, Harbhajan Singh, had taken over.
ESPNcricinfo understands that Tendulkar agreed to lead the team this year after Harbhajan, who had captained the franchise owned by the Reliance Industries Ltd in the Champions League 2011 and IPL 2012, expressed his inability to continue in the role.
The development on the eve of the player auction puts to rest all speculation that Mumbai Indians are likely to go all out for Ricky Ponting or Michael Clarke during Sunday's auction, as a captaincy candidate.
Tendulkar, who missed the first seven games of IPL's inaugural edition due to injury, was at Mumbai Indians' helm since its inception. After he passed on the reins to Harbhajan, Mumbai Indians won their maiden title when they claimed the Champions League T20 title in 2011. In IPL 2012, under Harbhajan, Mumbai Indians made it to the knockouts where they lost to Chennai Super Kings in the Eliminator.

Sachin Tendulkar appointed captain of Mumbai Indians


Sachin Tendulkar appointed captain of Mumbai Indians

Sachin Tendulkar appointed captain of Mumbai Indians: Reports
Sachin Tendulkar had led Mumbai Indians to the final of the 2010 season of IPL © AFP
Mumbai: Feb 2, 2013

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar will lead Mumbai Indians in the upcoming season of Indian Premier League (IPL).

According to IPL sources, Tendulkar will take over from Harbhajan Singh as the captain of the side, which effectively would mean the end of Michael Clarke's chances to lead one of the most popular frachises.

Tendulkar, who missed the first seven games of IPL's inaugural edition due to injury, was at Mumbai Indians' helm since its inception.

In IPL 2012, under Harbhajan, Mumbai Indians made it to the knockouts where they lost to Chennai Super Kings in the Eliminator.

There were a lot of speculations about Clarke taking over the mantle of captaincy as the team didn't have a leader of repute but once Tendulkar agreed to don the role, put to rest all the speculations regarding any chances that Clarke had whatsoever.

Tendulkar, who had recently retired from the ODIs, would ideally like to win the IPL Trophy having achieved almost all the other major milestones including World Cup, No 1 ranking in Test matches and 100 international hundreds.

Tendulkar captained the team for the first four seasons before giving up the captaincy. Harbhajan, who took over from Tendulkar in 2011 and led Mumbai Indians to Champions League victory in the same year, quit the leadership role earlier in the week.

Mumbai Indians reached the final of IPL in 2010 under the captaincy of Tendulkar.

This is one of the recent developments in the team after Anil Kumble was appointed as team mentor last month.

IPL 6: Sachin Tendulkar to replace Harbhajan Singh as Mumbai Indians' captain


IPL 6: Sachin Tendulkar to replace Harbhajan Singh as Mumbai Indians' captain


IPL 6: Sachin Tendulkar to replace Harbhajan Singh as Mumbai Indians' captain

New Delhi: Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is expected to make a comeback as Mumbai Indians captain for the sixth edition of Indian Premiere League (IPL).
According to the sources, Sachin will apparently replace Harbhajan Singh, who is likely to quit captaincy to concentrate and improve his bowling. Earlier there were reports, that Australian cricketer Michael Clarke will lead Mumbai Indians this seaon.
Sachin handed over the captaincy to Harbhajan in 2011 in a bid to concentrate on his batting. Previously, Mumbai Indians roped in Anil Kumble as the chief mentor and John Wright as head coach to strengthen their team management. 
The sixth season of IPL is commencing on April 3.

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Sachin Tendulkar returns as Mumbai Indians captain
Sachin returns as Mumbai Indians captain
Bangalore, Feb 3: Sachin Tendulkar has returned as Mumbai Indians captain for the sixth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 6), according to reports on Saturday night (February 2). Tendulkar, who gave up captaincy of the Mumbai franchise after IPL 4 in 2011, will lead the side in place of Harbhajan Singh, who recently relinquished the leadership role. There were speculations that Rohit Sharma would take over from Harbhajan. But Tendulkar, who will turn 40 during IPL 6 in April, has been given the job. Recently, Mumbai Indians appointed former India captain Anil Kumble as chief mentor and Kiwi John Wright as their head coach. Tendulkar retired from One Day Internationals in December 2012. IPL 6 will get under way on April 3.

Sachin Tendulkar seen enjoying a game of golf

Sachin Tendulkar seen enjoying a game of golf

New Delhi: The Master Blaster was at the Kensville Golf and Country Club in Ahmedabad on Friday and tried his hand at playing some golf strokes hitting nearly 25 balls. Tendulkar wielded the club like a cricket bat, and one has to believe it to see it, that his swings were as natural as that of a professional.




Facebook's 9th birthday: Milestones in the history of the social networking king

Facebook's 9th birthday: Milestones in the history of the social networking king

New Delhi: Facebook, the world's most popular social networking site, has turned nine today. With over one billion active users, the social networking giant still continues to grow, since its launch on February 4, 2004.
Some key developments in nine years since Facebook's creation:
February 2004: Mark Zuckerberg starts Facebook as a sophomore at Harvard University.Facebook's 9th birthday: Milestones in the history of the social networking king
March 2004: Facebook begins expansion to other colleges and universities.
June 2004: Facebook moves headquarters to Palo Alto, California.
September 2004: Facebook introduces the Wall, which allows people to write personal musings and other tidbits on profile pages. Lawsuit filed against Facebook claiming that Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook from a company co-founded by twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and a third person at Harvard.
September 2005: Facebook expands to include high schools.
May 2006: Facebook introduces work networks, allowing people with a corporate email address to join.
September 2006: Facebook begins letting anyone over 13 join. It also introduces News Feed, which collects friends' Wall posts in one place. Although that led to complaints about privacy, News Feed became one of Facebook's most popular features.
May 2007: Facebook launches Platform, a system for letting outside programmers develop tools for sharing photos, taking quizzes and playing games. The system creates a Facebook economy and allows companies such as game maker Zynga Inc. to thrive.
October 2007: Facebook agrees to sell a 1.6 percent stake to Microsoft for $240 million and forges advertising partnership.
November 2007: Facebook unveils its Beacon program, a feature that broadcasts people's activities on dozens of outside sites. Yet another privacy backlash led Facebook to give people more control over Beacon, before Facebook ultimately scrapped it as part of a legal settlement.
March 2008: Facebook hires Sheryl Sandberg as chief operating officer, snatching the savvy, high-profile executive from Google Inc.
April 2008: Facebook Chat introduced.
February 2009: Facebook introduces "Like," allowing people to endorse other people's posts.
June 2009: Facebook surpasses News Corp.'s Myspace as the leading online social network in the US.
August 2010: Facebook launches location feature, allowing people to share where they are with their friends and strangers.
October 2010: Release of "The Social Network," a movie about Zuckerberg and the legal battles over Facebook's founding. It gets eight Academy Awards nominations and wins three.
June 2011: Google launches rival social network called Plus. The Winklevoss twins end their legal battle over the idea behind Facebook. They had settled with Facebook for $65 million in 2008, but later sought more money.
September 2011: Facebook introduces Timeline, a new version of the profile page. It shows highlights from a person's entire Facebook life rather than recent posts.
November 2011: Facebook agrees to settle federal charges that it violated users' privacy by getting people to share more information than they agreed to when they signed up to the site. As part of a settlement, Facebook will allow independent auditors to review its privacy practices for two years. It also agrees to get approval from users before changing how the company handles their data.
December 2011: Facebook completes its move to Menlo Park, California Its address is 1 Hacker Way.
January 2012: Facebook begins making Timeline mandatory.
February 2012: Facebook files for an initial public offering of stock.
January 2013: Facebook announced the launch of Graph Search that allows users to search anything their Facebook friends have shared, including photos and posts.

Happy birthday, Facebook! You're nine today!


Happy birthday, Facebook! You're nine today!

The biggest and most densely populated social networking website ever, Facebook turns nine today. What began as a website for a closed user group within Harvard University has grown manifold – so much so that it has a billion active members from around the globe today.

Facebook began its life as Facemash, a website where Harvard students could rate each other on hotness quotient, based on their photographs. How Mark Zuckerberg took Facebook from an invite-only Ivy League college website to this level is no secret with popular culture featuring the story in movies and books like The Social Network and Accidental Billionaires.

If there is one thing that’s remained constant on Facebook all these nine years is change. Zuckerberg and co. have made sure path breaking features – some even outlandishly so – are added to the website on almost a daily basis. Oh yes, we’re talking business pages to relationship status to likes to social networking games and everything in between. 

Happy birthday, Facebook!
Happy birthday, Facebook!


In recent years, Facebook has taken to spreading its supremacy over the mobile platform too. With the number of smartphone users growing by the day, the social networking giant has made sure that its mobile applications are as far as possible at par with its website. Besides creating native apps for iOS and Android from scratch, Facebook has also launched a new app called ‘Poke’ recently that self-destroys messages instantly after the receiver has seen it.

Facebook’s relentless efforts towards gaining users worldwide paid off in a huge way in September last year when it hit the unprecedented milestone of one billion active users. With this milestone, Facebook had reached heights other social networking websites like MySpace, Twitter and Orkut have only dreamed about. According to a report by GlobalWebIndex, in Q4 alone last year, Facebook saw 693 million users globally, with a growth rate of 33 percent. Facebook rules the roost with other social networking websites fighting for second place.

Of course, controversies have played a huge part in Facebook’s journey from being an eight-year-old to nine.

While last year was a huge one for the social networking website, with it being the first one ever to go public with an IPO, Facebook’s shares have fluctuated heavily in the past year. Zuckerberg has indeed made sure that he salvages the situation every single time though. 

Facebook brought over photo editing app Instagram last year and found itself in hot water thanks to it too. Besides having to face a Federal Trade Commission enquiry over its acquisition of the app, Instagram kept running into trouble while trying to change its Terms of Services and Privacy Policies.

As for year nine for Facebook, the future looks bright for the birthday website. Facebook has taken 2013 head-on with the launch of its newest feature Graph Search. Like it or hate it, you cannot deny the fact that Facebook always sticks its neck out with new features like these that make it different from other websites that stick to the tried and tested.

Facebook has also clearly shifted its focus towards building a solid presence on several mobile platforms for not just social networking but also messaging. With no sign-up required to use Messenger for Android and the rolling out of free calling features using the app, Facebook is working its way towards giving apps like Whatsapp and Skype a tough time. Knowing Zuckerberg’s penchant towards treading unknown paths, we’re looking forward to Facebook surprising us with newer features this year.